Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa

Media and cultural diversity

The Pacific Journalism Review: Te Koakoa is a peer-reviewed journal examining media issues and communication in the South Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. Founded in 1994 at the University of Papua New Guinea, PJR has been published since 2007 by the Pacific Media Centre in the School of Communication Studies, Auckland University of Technology, and has links with the University of the South Pacific. PJR is a ranked journal with SCOPUS metrics and Web of Science.

PJR archive home page and image galleries:

Current edition: 'The NZ Mosque Massacre: Dilemmas for journalism and democracy', Vol. 25, No 1&2, July 2019 
| Next edition call for papers - 'Media Freedom in Melanesia': July 2020


PJR February 2017 launch


Current Issue

Published: 03-07-2019

Editors: David Robie and Philip Cass

This edition of Pacific Journalism Review was planned as a double “open theme” publication. However, a core of articles has been themed around an eclectic blend of New Zealand's unprecedented atrocity of a terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch on 15 March 2019. Two recent critical votes, Fiji's second general election since the 2006 military coup and the question of independence in New Caledonia, a French territory since it became a penal colony in 1864 has also attracted themed papers. Some of the papers were developed in association with a public seminar in November 2018, "Democracy and Media in the Pacific - Fiji, Kanaky and the People's Choice.

This is the 25th year of publication of Pacific Journalism Review.

Editor: David Robie
Frontline editor: Wendy Bacon
Associate editor and reviews editor: Philip Cass
Assistant editors: Khariah A. Rahman, Nicole Gooch
Design editor: Del Abcede
Proof readers: Linnéa Eltes, Ani Zhang and Allison Oosterman
Cover: Pamela Valenzuela
Tuwhera OJS online support: Luqman Hayes and Donna Coventry
Print edition: Little Island Press

View All Issues